iPhone 5 is the fifth generation of Apple's very famous phone, the iPhone. The phone comes with a four-inch retina display and runs on an A6 processor chip. This is part of the VisiHow series on how to use the iPhone 5. The link to the mother VisiHow is here - Use iPhone 5
Your status bar gives you some of the important information about your phone. It tells you of your phone's signal reception, battery levels and other features currently available. Your phone relays this information to you through the status icons. Get to know more about this icon and make the most out of your iPhone 5
Below are the status icons of the iPhone 5 and their meanings. Familiarize yourself with these icons and get to know more about your phone.
Cell Signal - This icon shows the current signal status of your phone
Basically, the more bars there is, the more signal you phone has, and the better the experience you'll have with your voice and SMS services. When out of signal, this icon will change into "No Service".
Airplane Mode - This icon shows that you are on airplane mode
When you're on the airplane mode, you cannot use your phone's radio functions. Thus, you cannot do all of these activities: make and receive calls, send and receive SMS and MMS, surf the internet, connect to WiFi, connect to Bluetooth. Other non-wireless features of your phones can be accessed.
Bluetooth - This icon shows that your iPhone has turned on its Bluetooth function
A blue or white Bluetooth icon means that Bluetooth is on and paired with another Bluetooth device. A grey icon means that the Bluetooth is turned on and paired with another device but the device is out either turned off or not in range.
Using of accessories on your iPhone may affect the wireless performance of your phone. It may possible get better reception or gets lower reception because of the attached or paired accessory.
When on a low signal, you can try to change your location or reorient your phone to get better signal.
Be sure to turn off airplane mode whenever you see that there is no need to use it anymore as you cannot receive calls and messages on this mode.
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